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by Ellwood F. Hoffmann
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Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking. He visited all 50 states and Mexico and Canada filming with a camera mounted to the dashboard of his car. Many groups, including the horticultural...
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Home Movies
by Kilker
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Robert Leo Kilker, Jr. of Kansas City organized ski trips by the Kansas City Ski Club and other trips to Europe and the Middle East. 8mm film of ski trip Winter Park, Colorado, from Kansas City train station.
Topics: Home movies, Skiing
Home Movies
by Pazzetti
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Vacation to Yellowstone. Playing with bears. Mammoth Hot Springs. Norris Geyser Basin. The Olympian - Homeward Bound. George Wallace Struble (1886-1971) was born in Oregon. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1908 before moving to Pennsylvania to work for Bethlehem Steel, where he eventually became a Vice President. In addition to his 1920s travel films, his collection contained several commercial shorts and boxing films. His collection was donated by his daughter Margaret Struble...
Topic: home movies
Home Movies
by Rodney K. Ketcham
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Ketcham family home scenes, New York and Pennsylvania, 1941-1947. Rodney K. Ketcham Collection: This large collection of 8mm and 16mm amateur films by Rodney Kenneth Ketcham is familial, yet international, in scope, showing both travel throughout the United States and abroad and domestic home movie scenes. Content notes are from Dr. Ketcham’s daughter Jerri Ketcham McDermott. Dr. Rodney Kenneth Ketcham (1909-2002), grew up in Lestershire, New York. Dr. Ketcham was a Cornell graduate (B.A....
Topic: Home movie
Home Movies
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West Virginia Family - Niagara Falls, Baseball Game Donated to the Center for Home Movies collection by the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound.
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Topics: home movies, Niagara Falls, Baseball game
The Center For Home Movies
by Ellwood F. Hoffmann
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Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking. He visited all 50 states and Mexico and Canada filming with a camera mounted to the dashboard of his car. Many groups, including the horticultural...
Topic: Home movies
Home Movies
by Ellwood F. Hoffmann
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1944 home movie footage of the Republican National Convention in Chicago, IL. This 16mm reel was preserved by the Center for Home Movies through a grant by the National Film Preservation Foundation. Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and...
Topics: home movies, amateur film
The Center For Home Movies
by Henry & Elizabeth Dewenter
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Henry John Dewenter was born in Peckelsheim, Germany in 1884. Elizabeth Auer was born in Austria in 1889. Both immigrated to the US in 1907. They were married in 1914 in Los Angeles. They purchased land in Southern California, and oil was discovered on the property. They built up an orange ranch north of La Verne, California, now on the National Register of Historic Places (listed as the DeWenter Ranch/DeWenter Mansion). The elder Henry Dewenter passed away in LA in 1954 and Elizabeth passed...
Topic: Home movies
The Center For Home Movies
by Henry & Elizabeth Dewenter
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Henry John Dewenter was born in Peckelsheim, Germany in 1884. Elizabeth Auer was born in Austria in 1889. Both immigrated to the US in 1907. They were married in 1914 in Los Angeles. They purchased land in Southern California, and oil was discovered on the property. They built up an orange ranch north of La Verne, California, now on the National Register of Historic Places (listed as the DeWenter Ranch/DeWenter Mansion). The elder Henry Dewenter passed away in LA in 1954 and Elizabeth passed...
Topic: Home movies
Home Movies
by June D. Drake
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Produced in November of 1927 by Silverton, OR photographer June Drake with the assistance of Albert Adams, owner of the local theatre known locally as "The Palace." The original Palace burned down and was re-built in the 1930s. This film depicts a number of different scenes of Silverton life in the 1920s. Starting off with a scene of Eugene Field Elementary, with staff and the administration of Silverton School District. The film is not complete, ending less than halfway through, (the...
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Topics: home movie, Silverton, Oregon
Home Movies
by Robbins Barstow
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The Barstow family visits Europe. Filmed and edited by Robbins Barstow (1919-2010) of Wethersfield, Connecticut.   
Topics: home movie, Barstow Travel Adventure
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1948 Mexico Trip No 1 [Title from can] Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking. He visited all 50 states and Mexico and Canada filming with a camera mounted to the dashboard of his car....
Topics: home movies, Mexico
Home Movies
by Diminuco family
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Diminuco Home Movies Geri Skates 1
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by Ellwood F. Hoffmann
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Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking. He visited all 50 states and Mexico and Canada filming with a camera mounted to the dashboard of his car. Many groups, including the horticultural...
Topic: Home movies
Home Movies
by Ellwood F. Hoffmann
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1930 home movies of a vacation cruise and commercial short about Bermuda. Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking. He visited all 50 states and Mexico and Canada filming with a camera...
Topics: home movies, amateur film
Home Movies
by Ellwood F. Hoffmann
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1929 home movie footage of a trip to the Wisconsin Dells. The film was shot on Kodacolor lenticular stock which is why there are vertical stripes on the image. Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening...
Topics: amateur film, home movies, Wisconsin
Home Movies
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Compilation reel of Ketcham family home movies, 1949-1974. Rodney K. Ketcham Collection: This large collection of 8mm and 16mm amateur films by Rodney Kenneth Ketcham is familial, yet international, in scope, showing both travel throughout the United States and abroad and domestic home movie scenes. Content notes are from Dr. Ketcham’s daughter Jerri Ketcham McDermott. Dr. Rodney Kenneth Ketcham (1909-2002), grew up in Lestershire, New York. Dr. Ketcham was a Cornell graduate (B.A. 1929, M.A....
Topic: Home movies
Home Movies
by Wallace Kelly
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Wallace Kelly's film "The Enterprise Goes to Press" (ca. 1938) is his amateur industrial film about the production of "The Enterprise," the Kelly family's newspaper in Lebanon, Kentucky. Kelly (1910-1988) was also an accomplished photographer, painter, and writer. He began shooting film in 1929 and continued until the 1950s. His film "Our Day" was named to the National Film Registry in 2007. This reel was preserved by the Center for Home Movies with funds from the...
Topics: Home movie, Amateur film, Kentucky, Newspapers, Wallace Kelly
Home Movies
by Arthur H. Smith
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Arthur Smith was born in Silver Spring, Nevada in 1909 and passed away in 2000 after having lived in the Bay Area and Big Bear Lake, California. According to his typewritten autobiography, after high school he began working for the Pacific Telephone Company as a telephone repairman. He was asked by the company to make a sponsored film for them, and he was later promoted to first level management at Pacific Telephone. Smith produced a variety of instructional and safety films for the Bell...
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Topics: Amateur films, Arthur H. Smith, Film history
The Center For Home Movies
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1944 Colo Bryce Zion Canyons No 2
Topics: home movies, Colorado
The Center For Home Movies
by Henry & Elizabeth Dewenter
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Henry John Dewenter was born in Peckelsheim, Germany in 1884. Elizabeth Auer was born in Austria in 1889. Both immigrated to the US in 1907. They were married in 1914 in Los Angeles. They purchased land in Southern California, and oil was discovered on the property. They built up an orange ranch north of La Verne, California, now on the National Register of Historic Places (listed as the DeWenter Ranch/DeWenter Mansion). The elder Henry Dewenter passed away in LA in 1954 and Elizabeth passed...
Topic: Home movies
Home Movies
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Collection of unidentified home movies purchased at an auction in Walla Walla, Washington. Originally labeled "Yellowstone Park #2, July 1929"
Topics: Home movies, Yellowstone National Park
The Center For Home Movies
by Ellwood F. Hoffmann
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Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking. He visited all 50 states and Mexico and Canada filming with a camera mounted to the dashboard of his car. Many groups, including the horticultural...
Topic: Home movies
Home Movies
by Arthur H. Smith
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Arthur Smith was born in Silver Spring, Nevada in 1909 and passed away in 2000 after having lived in the Bay Area and Big Bear Lake, California. According to his typewritten autobiography, after high school he began working for the Pacific Telephone Company as a telephone repairman. He was asked by the company to make a sponsored film for them, and he was later promoted to first level management at Pacific Telephone. Smith produced a variety of instructional and safety films for the Bell...
Topics: Amateur films, Arthur H. Smith, Thrillers
Home Movies
by Arthur H. Smith
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Arthur Smith was born in Silver Spring, Nevada in 1909 and passed away in 2000 after having lived in the Bay Area and Big Bear Lake, California. According to his typewritten autobiography, after high school he began working for the Pacific Telephone Company as a telephone repairman. He was asked by the company to make a sponsored film for them, and he was later promoted to first level management at Pacific Telephone. Smith produced a variety of instructional and safety films for the Bell...
Topics: Amateur films, Arthur H. Smith, Dramas
The Center For Home Movies
by George W. Struble
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Jack Dempsey and Jack Sharkey boxing match newsreel. Home movie of trip to Oregon, Lake Louise and Yellowstone. George Wallace Struble (1886-1971) was born in Oregon. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1908 before moving to Pennsylvania to work for Bethlehem Steel, where he eventually became a Vice President. In addition to his 1920s travel films, his collection contained several commercial shorts and boxing films. His collection was donated by his daughter Margaret Struble Pazzetti.
Topics: boxing, home movies
Home Movies
by Pazzetti
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Trip to Europe, Part 2 of 3. Venice. Santa Quaranta, Albania. Piraeus. Athens - Constitution Square. The Acropolis. The Six Caryatides. The Arch of Hadrian. The Temple of Jupiter. The Petite Palais.
Topics: home movies, Venice, Italy, Athens, Greece
The Center For Home Movies
by Ellwood F. Hoffmann
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Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking. He visited all 50 states and Mexico and Canada filming with a camera mounted to the dashboard of his car. Many groups, including the horticultural...
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Topic: Home movies
The Center For Home Movies
by Henry & Elizabeth Dewenter
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Henry John Dewenter was born in Peckelsheim, Germany in 1884. Elizabeth Auer was born in Austria in 1889. Both immigrated to the US in 1907. They were married in 1914 in Los Angeles. They purchased land in Southern California, and oil was discovered on the property. They built up an orange ranch north of La Verne, California, now on the National Register of Historic Places (listed as the DeWenter Ranch/DeWenter Mansion). The elder Henry Dewenter passed away in LA in 1954 and Elizabeth passed...
Topic: home movies
Home Movies
by Kilker
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Robert Leo Kilker, Jr. of Kansas City organized ski trips by the Kansas City Ski Club and other trips to Europe and the Middle East. 8mm footage of the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle.  Exterior shots of the exhibits, the monorail, and of a helicoptor ride. Also footage of a side trip up to Victoria, British Columbia.
Topics: Home movies, Seattle, World's Fair, Victoria, British Columbia
Home Movies
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Robert Leo Kilker, Jr. of Kansas City organized ski trips by the Kansas City Ski Club and other trips to Europe and the Middle East. 8mm film of trip by the Kansas City Ski Club, from the Kansas City airport to Garmisch, Germany for a ski trip in the Alps in the early 1960s.
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Topics: Home movies, Skiing
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by Ellwood F. Hoffmann
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Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking. He visited all 50 states and Mexico and Canada filming with a camera mounted to the dashboard of his car. Many groups, including the horticultural...
Topic: Home movies
Home Movies
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The 9th annual Home Movie Day is October 15th, 2011. Bring your films to watch with others at one of many international venues. For more information, please visit: www.homemovieday.com
Topics: home movies, home movie day, amateur film, events, fun, leisure, history
Home Movies
by Arthur H. Smith
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The "Personal Pictures" series contains eight reels of edited home movies. Arthur Smith was born in Silver Spring, Nevada in 1909 and passed away in 2000 after having lived in the Bay Area and Big Bear Lake, California. According to his typewritten autobiography, after high school he began working for the Pacific Telephone Company as a telephone repairman. He was asked by the company to make a sponsored film for them, and he was later promoted to first level management at Pacific...
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Topics: Amateur films, Arthur H. Smith, Home movies
Home Movies
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1929 home movie trip to California, Redwood forests, Lake Tahoe Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking. He visited all 50 states and Mexico and Canada filming with a camera mounted to...
Topics: home movies, amateur film, California, vacation, Lake Tahoe
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NY VT Can. 1953-54-55 New England [Title from can] Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking. He visited all 50 states and Mexico and Canada filming with a camera mounted to the dashboard...
Topics: home movies, New York, Vermont, Canada
Home Movies
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Ketcham family home movies, Vestal NY and New York City, 1947, and road trip throughout the U.S. West, 1946. Rodney K. Ketcham Collection: This large collection of 8mm and 16mm amateur films by Rodney Kenneth Ketcham is familial, yet international, in scope, showing both travel throughout the United States and abroad and domestic home movie scenes. Content notes are from Dr. Ketcham’s daughter Jerri Ketcham McDermott. Dr. Rodney Kenneth Ketcham (1909-2002), grew up in Lestershire, New York....
Topic: Home movies
Home Movies
by Rodney K. Ketcham
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Ketcham family home movies of 1951 trip to Europe--France, Switzerland, Italy, and Spain. Rodney K. Ketcham Collection: This large collection of 8mm and 16mm amateur films by Rodney Kenneth Ketcham is familial, yet international, in scope, showing both travel throughout the United States and abroad and domestic home movie scenes. Content notes are from Dr. Ketcham’s daughter Jerri Ketcham McDermott. Dr. Rodney Kenneth Ketcham (1909-2002), grew up in Lestershire, New York. Dr. Ketcham was a...
Topic: Home movies
The Center For Home Movies
by Henry & Elizabeth Dewenter
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Henry John Dewenter was born in Peckelsheim, Germany in 1884. Elizabeth Auer was born in Austria in 1889. Both immigrated to the US in 1907. They were married in 1914 in Los Angeles. They purchased land in Southern California, and oil was discovered on the property. They built up an orange ranch north of La Verne, California, now on the National Register of Historic Places (listed as the DeWenter Ranch/DeWenter Mansion). The elder Henry Dewenter passed away in LA in 1954 and Elizabeth passed...
Topic: home movies
Home Movies
by Robbins Barstow
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The Barstow family visits Hawaii in 1971. Filmed and edited by Robbins Barstow (1919-2010) of Wethersfield, Connecticut.
Topics: home movie, Barstow Travel Adventure
Home Movies
by Robbins Barstow
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The Barstow family's vacation to Colombia. Filmed and edited by Robbins Barstow (1919-2010) of Wethersfield, Connecticut.   
Topics: home movie, Barstow Travel Adventure
Home Movies
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The Barstow family visits Florida. Filmed and edited by Robbins Barstow (1919-2010) of Wethersfield, Connecticut.
Topics: home movie, Barstow Travel Adventure
The Center For Home Movies
by Ellwood F. Hoffmann
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Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking. He visited all 50 states and Mexico and Canada filming with a camera mounted to the dashboard of his car. Many groups, including the horticultural...
Topic: Home movies
The Center For Home Movies
by Henry & Elizabeth Dewenter
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Henry John Dewenter was born in Peckelsheim, Germany in 1884. Elizabeth Auer was born in Austria in 1889. Both immigrated to the US in 1907. They were married in 1914 in Los Angeles. They purchased land in Southern California, and oil was discovered on the property. They built up an orange ranch north of La Verne, California, now on the National Register of Historic Places (listed as the DeWenter Ranch/DeWenter Mansion). The elder Henry Dewenter passed away in LA in 1954 and Elizabeth passed...
Topic: Home movies
Home Movies
by Bernie Berkowitz
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Home movies of Bernie Berkowitz of Baltimore. Scenes at home in Baltimore and New York City, as well as trips across the United States and Europe. Film transferred to VHS at 24fps. Audio commentary by Bernie Berkowitz recorded by Dwight Swanson, November 2011.
Topics: Home movies, Baltimore
Home Movies
by Rodney K. Ketcham
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Ketcham family road trip from New York to California, 1948. Primarily scenes of the U.S. West. Rodney K. Ketcham Collection: This large collection of 8mm and 16mm amateur films by Rodney Kenneth Ketcham is familial, yet international, in scope, showing both travel throughout the United States and abroad and domestic home movie scenes. Content notes are from Dr. Ketcham’s daughter Jerri Ketcham McDermott. Dr. Rodney Kenneth Ketcham (1909-2002), grew up in Lestershire, New York. Dr. Ketcham was...
Topic: Home movies
The Center For Home Movies
by Ellwood F. Hoffmann
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Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking. He visited all 50 states and Mexico and Canada filming with a camera mounted to the dashboard of his car. Many groups, including the horticultural...
Topic: Home movies
The Center For Home Movies
by Ellwood F. Hoffmann
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Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking. He visited all 50 states and Mexico and Canada filming with a camera mounted to the dashboard of his car. Many groups, including the horticultural...
Topic: Home movies
Home Movies
by Ellwood F. Hoffmann
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1933 home movie footage of soccer game, construction of a mill, and boxing match. Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking. He visited all 50 states and Mexico and Canada filming with a...
Topic: home movies
The Center For Home Movies
by Henry & Elizabeth Dewenter
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Henry John Dewenter was born in Peckelsheim, Germany in 1884. Elizabeth Auer was born in Austria in 1889. Both immigrated to the US in 1907. They were married in 1914 in Los Angeles. They purchased land in Southern California, and oil was discovered on the property. They built up an orange ranch north of La Verne, California, now on the National Register of Historic Places (listed as the DeWenter Ranch/DeWenter Mansion). The elder Henry Dewenter passed away in LA in 1954 and Elizabeth passed...
Topic: Home movies
Home Movies
by Arthur H. Smith
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Arthur Smith was born in Silver Spring, Nevada in 1909 and passed away in 2000 after having lived in the Bay Area and Big Bear Lake, California. According to his typewritten autobiography, after high school he began working for the Pacific Telephone Company as a telephone repairman. He was asked by the company to make a sponsored film for them, and he was later promoted to first level management at Pacific Telephone. Smith produced a variety of instructional and safety films for the Bell...
Topics: Amateur films, Arthur H. Smith, Death Valley
Home Movies
by Arthur H. Smith
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Arthur Smith was born in Silver Spring, Nevada in 1909 and passed away in 2000 after having lived in the Bay Area and Big Bear Lake, California. According to his typewritten autobiography, after high school he began working for the Pacific Telephone Company as a telephone repairman. He was asked by the company to make a sponsored film for them, and he was later promoted to first level management at Pacific Telephone. Smith produced a variety of instructional and safety films for the Bell...
Topics: Amateur films, Arthur H. Smith, Dramas, Thrillers
The Center For Home Movies
by Ellwood F. Hoffmann
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Florida, 1954-1956 Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking. He visited all 50 states and Mexico and Canada filming with a camera mounted to the dashboard of his car. Many groups,...
Topic: home movies
Home Movies
by Rodney K. Ketcham
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Various scenes of Binghamton, New York, 1934. Rodney K. Ketcham Collection: This large collection of 8mm and 16mm amateur films by Rodney Kenneth Ketcham is familial, yet international, in scope, showing both travel throughout the United States and abroad and domestic home movie scenes. Content notes are from Dr. Ketcham’s daughter Jerri Ketcham McDermott. Dr. Rodney Kenneth Ketcham (1909-2002), grew up in Lestershire, New York. Dr. Ketcham was a Cornell graduate (B.A. 1929, M.A. 1930, Ph.D....
Topic: Home movies
The Center For Home Movies
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No 1 Alaska June 16 1949 NE USA [Title from can] Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking. He visited all 50 states and Mexico and Canada filming with a camera mounted to the dashboard of...
Topics: home movies, Alaska
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by Ellwood F. Hoffmann
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Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking. He visited all 50 states and Mexico and Canada filming with a camera mounted to the dashboard of his car. Many groups, including the horticultural...
Topic: Home movies
Home Movies
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Home Movie Day is Saturday, October 18 2008! Please visit www.homemovieday.com for information about an event near you. For more on Robbins Barstow, please visit http://www.archive.org/details/barstow_disneyland_dream_1956
Topics: home movie day, home movies, center for home movies, robbins barstow
The Center For Home Movies
by Ellwood F. Hoffmann
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Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking. He visited all 50 states and Mexico and Canada filming with a camera mounted to the dashboard of his car. Many groups, including the horticultural...
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Home Movies
by Arthur H. Smith
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Arthur Smith was born in Silver Spring, Nevada in 1909 and passed away in 2000 after having lived in the Bay Area and Big Bear Lake, California. According to his typewritten autobiography, after high school he began working for the Pacific Telephone Company as a telephone repairman. He was asked by the company to make a sponsored film for them, and he was later promoted to first level management at Pacific Telephone. Smith produced a variety of instructional and safety films for the Bell...
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Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking. He visited all 50 states and Mexico and Canada filming with a camera mounted to the dashboard of his car. Many groups, including the horticultural...
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1931 home movie footage of fishing, gardening and New Years Parade. Kodak lenticular film. Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking. He visited all 50 states and Mexico and Canada filming...
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Ketcham family trip to England and France, 1937-1938, and road trip from Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania to Mexico, 1939. Rodney K. Ketcham Collection: This large collection of 8mm and 16mm amateur films by Rodney Kenneth Ketcham is familial, yet international, in scope, showing both travel throughout the United States and abroad and domestic home movie scenes. Content notes are from Dr. Ketcham’s daughter Jerri Ketcham McDermott. Dr. Rodney Kenneth Ketcham (1909-2002), grew up in Lestershire, New...
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1944 June 25 Col. No 1 [Title from can] June 25 1944 50025 Miles [Note on can] Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking. He visited all 50 states and Mexico and Canada filming with a...
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1929 From Philly PA to Canada No. 2 [Title from can] Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking. He visited all 50 states and Mexico and Canada filming with a camera mounted to the dashboard...
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1938 July Trailer Trip Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking. He visited all 50 states and Mexico and Canada filming with a camera mounted to the dashboard of his car. Many groups,...
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1939 Alaska No 1 Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking. He visited all 50 states and Mexico and Canada filming with a camera mounted to the dashboard of his car. Many groups, including...
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Arthur Smith was born in Silver Spring, Nevada in 1909 and passed away in 2000 after having lived in the Bay Area and Big Bear Lake, California. According to his typewritten autobiography, after high school he began working for the Pacific Telephone Company as a telephone repairman. He was asked by the company to make a sponsored film for them, and he was later promoted to first level management at Pacific Telephone. Smith produced a variety of instructional and safety films for the Bell...
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An edited home movie by Arthur H. Smith of Smith's later years, living with his wife Blanche in Big Bear Lake, California, including a description of his filmmaking process. This file includes "Last Reel II," (1991) a silent reel of outtakes and stills. Arthur Smith was born in Silver Spring, Nevada in 1909 and passed away in 2000 after having lived in the Bay Area and Big Bear Lake, California. According to his typewritten autobiography, after high school he began working for the...
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Arthur Smith was born in Silver Spring, Nevada in 1909 and passed away in 2000 after having lived in the Bay Area and Big Bear Lake, California. According to his typewritten autobiography, after high school he began working for the Pacific Telephone Company as a telephone repairman. He was asked by the company to make a sponsored film for them, and he was later promoted to first level management at Pacific Telephone. Smith produced a variety of instructional and safety films for the Bell...
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Unidentified orphan 8mm home movie reel. River cruise aboard the "Shanghai Lil." Donated to the Center for Home Movies collection by the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound.
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Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking. He visited all 50 states and Mexico and Canada filming with a camera mounted to the dashboard of his car. Many groups, including the horticultural...
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Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking. He visited all 50 states and Mexico and Canada filming with a camera mounted to the dashboard of his car. Many groups, including the horticultural...
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Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking. He visited all 50 states and Mexico and Canada filming with a camera mounted to the dashboard of his car. Many groups, including the horticultural...
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Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking. He visited all 50 states and Mexico and Canada filming with a camera mounted to the dashboard of his car. Many groups, including the horticultural...
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Arthur Smith was born in Silver Spring, Nevada in 1909 and passed away in 2000 after having lived in the Bay Area and Big Bear Lake, California. According to his typewritten autobiography, after high school he began working for the Pacific Telephone Company as a telephone repairman. He was asked by the company to make a sponsored film for them, and he was later promoted to first level management at Pacific Telephone. Smith produced a variety of instructional and safety films for the Bell...
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